The City of Pompano Beach supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve our goals and objectives and highlight our rich cultural make-up as a community, in particular, those that support workforce readiness, education, senior assistance and/or community events.
Below find information about some of the nonprofits the City supports and the programming and opportunities available for our residents.
Areawide Council on Aging of Broward County, Inc.
The Aging & Disability Resource Center provides an Information and Referral Program. This Program provides YOU with a "one-stop shop" for finding information regarding services in Broward County available for seniors, persons with severe and persistent mental illness, their families, and caregivers.
Trained Information and Referral Specialists are ready to listen to your concerns and provide you with information for a variety of senior service providers, including publicly funded and private pay services. Our staff can assist you in English, Spanish, and Creole.
You can reach the ADRC Information and Referral staff by phone, locally, by dialing 954.745.9779 and TTY 954.745.5689, or, nationwide, by dialing 1.800.96-ELDER (1.800.963.5337).
Walk-ins also are welcome. The ADRC's office is located at: 5300 Hiatus Road, Sunrise, FL 33351. Information and Referral Services are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information, please visit: http://www.adrcbroward.org/infoandreferral.php
Ashanti Cultural Arts and Enrichment
Ashanti Cultural Arts provides programming and services to communities that will empower their citizens. They believe no child or adult should be without the opportunity to participate in the Arts.
The mission of Ashanti is achieved through Arts in Education, After School Programs, Summer Camps, Wellness Programs, Main Stage Productions, Workshops, Classes in the arts, and Community events participation.
For more information about their programs, please visit: https://www.ashanticulturalarts.org
Blanche Ely High School
Blanche Ely High School provides college and career training and development opportunities that will meet the educational needs of all students in a safe learning environment.
For more information, please visit: https://www.browardschools.com/blancheely
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Their goal is to provide world-class Club experiences that assure success is within reach of every child who walks through our doors. They want all members to graduate from high school with a plan for the future; demonstrate good character and citizenship by participating in leadership training and volunteering in community service projects; and engage in sports and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
Any youth that is 6-18 years of age can become a member by signing up at one of the clubs. Those interested in joining would need to visit the club, fill out the paperwork, and pay a membership fee of $15 along with attending a short orientation.
Becoming a member allows the youth to take advantage of any of the 44 club programs developing academic success, good character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. Additionally, parents of club members can take advantage of the services that are offered through some of the Boys and Girls Clubs partners.
For more information, please contact the City of Pompano club below:
Thomas D. Stephanis Club
212 N.W. 16th Street
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
Broward Education Foundation
The Broward Education Foundation mobilizes the extended community to increase advocacy and financial support to impact student achievement.
Tools for Schools Broward provides Broward County teachers in Title I schools the chance to shop for the free school supplies they need year round. Title I Teachers may shop twice per school year. Only once from August through December, then only once from January through June. A missed fall shop doesn’t get a teacher 2 shops in the spring.
For more information about the program, to review eligibility requirements and to schedule a time to shop please visit: https://browardedfoundation.org/what-we-do/tools-for-schools-broward/
Store Location & Contact:
Tools for Schools Broward
2300 W. Copans Road, #5
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
754-321-9020 or 9021
* Every eligible school has a liaison assigned to inform and instruct their teachers about the Tools for Schools Broward resource center. All questions should go to their liaison.
Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Broward Center) builds community through the arts by delivering quality entertainment, educational opportunities and memorable moments that engage and inspire audiences, nurture collaboration and drive economic vitality.
The Broward Center’s educational programs are designed to encourage artistic expression and appreciation through the performing arts and include classes, workshops, master classes, performances and lectures for children, teens and adults of all ages.
For more information on their educational programs, visit:
Browns Community Development Center Inc.
The mission of Brown's Community Development Center, Inc. is to tackle and help become a change agent to an immediate problem facing the less fortunate or under-served. They believe It is critical that youth and their families are served by programs and services that eliminate hardships.
Brown's Community Development Center, Inc. encourages communities to embrace their well-being and stimulate their minds by participating in healthy habits and activities.
Browns CDC also helps to develop, coordinate and provide services to help meet the needs of older adults, adults with special needs and provide support for their caregivers.
For more information on the programs they offer, visit: http://www.brownscdc.org/
Center for Independent Living of Broward
Center for Independent Living of Broward aids people with disabilities in fulfilling their goals of independence and self-sufficiency.
They offer a variety of programs and services that focus on the following:
- Advocacy/Legal Services
- Independent Living Skills
- Information & Referral
- Peer Counseling
For more information about their services, visit: https://www.cilbroward.org/programs-services
Children's Literacy Initiative
The Children’s Literacy Initiative strengthens education in the U.S. by ensuring low-income students can read at, or above grade level. They accomplish this by providing coaching, materials, and workshops.
CLI helps teachers, school-based coaches, teacher leaders, principals, and district leaders implement strategies & systems for continuous improvement of early literacy instruction.
- One-on-One Individualized Coaching
- Grade Level Coaching
- Small Group Coaching Sessions
- Leadership Coaching
For more information about their programs & services, visit: https://cli.org/services/
Covenant House Florida, Inc.
Covenant House Florida (CHF) provides shelter and services to children and youth who are homeless or at great risk. Its mission is based on faith, incorporating individual and shared spiritualities, and the belief that all children and youth have a right to love, respect and a genuine concern.
Need a safe place to stay? If you are under the age of 21, the Covenant House Residential Crisis Centers welcome you 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with no questions asked.
You may call (954) 561-5559 or (800) 683-8338.
For more information about Covenant House’s services, please visit:
Crockett Foundation, Inc.
The Crockett Foundation helps build character, develop leaders and improve communities - one child at a time. The Crockett Foundation focuses on key initiatives for middle-school students. Programs are designed around attendance, behavior, and course-performance with an emphasis on technology.
Some of their programs include:
- Coding in Academics: A program teaching students web and app programming, while exposing participants to real-world college campus life experiences.
- Bridge Builders: A technology-intensive program designed to help prevent obesity among middle-school students with physical activities like running, walking, and jumping.
- Learning Together: Mentoring middle school youth living in racially-segregated neighborhoods by providing one-on-one coaching, group outings, opportunities to visit with community leaders, and access to technology otherwise not available to participants.
- Digital Connectors: A year-long course in which students receive digital literacy training to achieve certification as Cisco IT specialists.
For more information about their programs, visit: http://www.crockettfoundation.org
Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County is enrolling more than 2,000 children into early child care programs from its School Readiness Waitlist. The School Readiness Program provides financial assistance to qualifying low-income families for child care and early education services.
Low-income families must meet Federal Income Guidelines & one of the following to qualify:
• Work at least 20 hours per week (40 hours for two parent household)
• In school at least 20 hours a week
• Receive disability benefits
To learn more about eligibility requirements and to apply online, visit www.elcbroward.org or call 954-377-2188 for more information.
Feeding South Florida
Feeding South Florida's mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.
Below are a few of Feeding South Florida’s programs:
- General Food Distribution: FSF distributes food from a variety of donors including retail stores and farms, providing a healthy food-secure future.
- Children’s Programs: FSF provides kids with the proper nutrition during times they need it most: after school, on weekends, during the summer, and holiday breaks.
- Senior Programs: FSF Florida delivers food boxes directly to eligible home-bound seniors and provides food through a federal commodities program.
- Disaster Relief: From pre-staging supplies at shelters to mobilizing post-storm, Feeding South Florida rapidly deploys support to areas that need it most.
For more information about their services, please visit: www.feedingsouthflorida.org
Need Help? You may apply for assistance online: https://feedingsouthflorida.org/benefits-emergency-services/ or contact (954) 518-1857 to make an appointment with a Client Services Representative.
First Call for Help of Broward, Inc. dba 211-Broward
2-1-1 Broward is the live, 24-hour comprehensive helpline, providing all people with crisis, health and human services support and connecting them to resources in our community.
Knowing where to go is the first step to getting the help you need. 2-1-1 Broward can help you find housing, food, financial assistance, relief from abuse, family issues, depression, childcare, suicide prevention, etc.
Dialing 2-1-1 is an easy way for people who need help to get connected with the community service providers that can help them. The 2-1-1 Broward helpline is available to every individual and family in Broward County. CLICK HERE to visit their online resource database.
For more information about the services they offer, please visit: http://211-broward.org/service/
The FLITE Center, supported by a coalition of service providers, is a central resource for youth that prepares them to lead successful lives after aging out of foster care. FLITE's goal is to offer a single, convenient point of access to the broad range of services they need, alleviating the obstacles many of them face when seeking support.
The FLITE Center provides housing, education, and employment services for youth.
For more information about their services, visit: https://www.flitecenter.org
Friends of the Northwest Branch Library of Pompano of Beach, Inc.
The Friends of the Northwest Branch Library of Pompano Beach supports the programs and objectives of the library, while also promoting cooperation and communication between the library and its community.
The organization hosts events and monthly meetings to share ideas and plan for the future of the Pompano Beach community.
For more information on the NW Branch Library, please visit:
Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth, Inc. (HANDY)
Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth, Inc. (HANDY's) mission is to achieve positive, lasting change for youth by providing life skills, education, and a supportive community.
Some of HANDY’s programs include:
- LIFE Program: The program combines case management, group activities, and education services in a “supportive” family environment. HANDY focuses on youth development, education, and economic self-sufficiency.
- School Based Programs: The programs provide youth development and tiered case management services funded by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County to Lauderdale Lakes Middle School and Pompano Beach Middle School.
- Education & Career Development: The program provides tutoring, academic planning, educational workshops, post-secondary educational support, connection to internships and assistance with job placement.
- Best Buy Teen Tech Center: The program helps develop critical skills through hands-on activities that explore their interests in programming, film-making, music production and design.
For more information about the organization, visit: www.handyinc.org
Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society, Inc.
The Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society promotes the history of the Hillsboro Lighthouse Station and the Hillsboro Inlet area through preservation of structures and artifacts, education and public access tours.
For more information upcoming events, visit: http://www.hillsborolighthouse.org
Junior Achievement of South Florida
Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success. They offer volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs which foster work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. JA’s experiential learning inspires kids to dream big and reach their potential.
JA helps young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. Junior Achievement sparks students to develop competitive skills and confidence.
For more information about the organization and the programs they offer, visit: www.jasouthflorida.org
Learning for Success, Inc.
Learning for Success, Inc. prepares students for success in work and in life through school and business partnerships that connect students, teachers, and schools with volunteers, their businesses, organizations and the community.
KIDS AND THE POWER OF WORK, a program of the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), is a national network of business and elementary school partnerships which introduces students to career awareness through professionally designed lessons taught by business volunteers in the classroom and visits to work sites. KAPOW in South Florida is an affiliate of the national network of partnerships developed by NCLC.
Learning for Success, Inc. manages the KAPOW program throughout South Florida.
For more information on their programs, visit: https://kapowlfs.com
Men2Boys, Inc.'s primary purpose is to encourage, empower, and emotionally equip the young males of Broward County's most struggling communities to develop the tools they need to be able to dream of their futures, recognize their passions, discover their purpose, and make responsible choices that open pathways to personal success. Men2Boys, Inc. meets the boys where they are at without the judgment they have come to expect from society at large.
Men2Boys, Inc. accomplishes this mission primarily through teen coaching and male mentoring programs so that the male youth can recognize and meet their responsibilities to make choices and decisions that will lead to successful futures.
For more information, please visit: www.Men2Boysmentoring.org
Our Father's House Soup Kitchen, Inc.
Our Father's House Soup Kitchen, Inc. provides hot lunches Monday - Friday in a peaceful and sheltered environment. They also provide emergency food pantry items and clothing assistance on an 'as-needed' basis.
If you are in need of assistance, Our Father’s House is located at:
2380 Martin Luther King Blvd. (Hammondville Rd.)
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
For a full list of services, please visit: https://ofhsoupkitchen.org/our-services
Pompano Beach Martin Luther King Memorial Committee
The Pompano Beach Martin Luther King Memorial Committee serves as the catalyst for greater cultural acceptance the community unification in Pompano Beach and its surrounding areas.
The organization focuses on commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr through events that improve community relationships, community engagement, public education, public health, awareness, and diversity.
For more information and for a list of upcoming events, visit: www.pompanomlkday.com
Russell Education Foundation
The Russell Education Foundation (REF) inspires and equips underserved children and their families with the tools for continued success.
At the Russell Education Foundation, they provide a safe environment for our students to learn, grow, and thrive through their education and life skills programs.
The education program is designed to help underserved students to close the achievement gap. REF provides tutoring and academic enrichment to over 1,000 students annually at their eleven after school centers.
REF hosts an eight-week summer program designed to maintain and/or increase students’ knowledge and motivation, with the understanding that children’s scholastic levels can decrease during long vacations.
In addition to providing academic services, REF provides mentoring sessions that teach students much-needed Life Skills. Community volunteers, such as political leaders, educators, pro athletes, board members, and business leaders visit the centers and share their knowledge of a life skill topic.
For more information, please visit http://www.russelleducationfoundation.com
Save Our Boys, Inc.
Save Our Boys encourages and empowers young men to make positive, smart, and strategic decisions about their current and future lives through an understanding of their history and culture, education, mentoring, entrepreneurship, workforce readiness, community service, and culturally responsible programming.
For more information, please visit: www.saveourboysinc.com
Unity in the Community of Pompano Beach, Inc.
Unity in the Community of Pompano Beach produces an event that brings the residents of Pompano Beach together to experience "unity” and to raise funds for academic scholarships to enable current high school graduates who reside in the City to attend college, university or vocational school.
For more information, please visit: www.uicpompano.org